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Toppled tower lines and damaged houses were left in the wake of the Wadena tornado. By Tuesday night, utility crews had re-established all power to the town that could be restored.

Powering up a city in ruins: ALP crew helps Wadena recover from tornado

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When the crew from Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) saw the desolation in Wadena with their own eyes, they were left with a loss for words, and a lot of work to do.

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Just one day after a tornado devastated the town, ALP snapped into action to get the town up and running again. Its crew was one of many municipal utilities from communities across the state that joined forces in the recovery effort.

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